If you had asked me years ago about drinking tea so passionately when I was in my fifties, I would have laughed at you.
But in a nutshell (or should I say, “in a teacup”) 🙂 . . .
I’ve checked out some really great “tea-stuff” on Twitter.
I follow some good tea blogs.
And making homemade chai tea for visitors is one of my favourite things to do.
When I moved to Slovakia in 1996, I quickly learned that I needed to start drinking either coffee, tea, liquor or soft drinks because everywhere I went, I was offered these choices of beverage. I chose tea back then and I’m still drinking it now! I’m very adventurous when it comes to tea flavours so you can pretty much hand me a cup of anything and I’ll give it a try. To be honest, fruity teas are not my favourite but I do have them on hand in my bursting tea basket when someone comes to visit.
I couldn’t possibly drink all the tea that I’ve collected (most of my tea packages are gifts, which are always appreciated) so when someone picks out a tea and really enjoys the flavour, that tea often goes home with her/him. I also have a container of all kinds of interesting tea-drinking paraphernalia, which seems to be growing over the years.
A few months ago, I started a group called, Chai and Chat, and that’s been a wonderful way to bring three of my favourite things together — tea, multi-aged women and stimulating conversation . . .
. . . and THAT’S no ordinary tea party!